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Direct503-212-5034
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Lake Oswego Office

15400 Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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I am a dedicated Real Estate Professional with The Laue Team and Hasson Company Realtors.  I am committed to quality customer service and always put the people I serve first.  My goal is to help your family build wealth and find that “perfect” home while building a lifetime relationship based on excellent service and clear communication. I hope to earn the position of your “Personal Real Estate Planner for Life.” 

I am honored to be one of the four talented members of The Laue Team who combine their skills to give you the best service possible.  Our team has an "extended team" of home inspectors, escrow and title personnel, and contractors and service providers that will assist you with every need you have in your real estate transaction.  Our clients call us regularly for service recommendations after the sale and we are  always willing to be of assistance.

Prior to coming on-board with The Hasson Company, I attended the University of Portland on a Division One basketball scholarship and graduated in 1996 with a BA in Sociology.  I then played professional basketball in Australia and upon returning to The States went directly into the education program at Oregon State University.  I graduated in 1999 with a Masters in Education and taught and coached at the High School level in Salem, Oregon for five years before making the decision to become an administrator.  I returned to George Fox University to earn an Administrative Degree and accepted a position as an Assistant Principal. I then spent six years as an Assistant Principal in the Sheridan School District.   

When I’m not helping you realize your real estate goals, I enjoy spending time with my two sons, Mason and Luke, and my wife Kiesha. I also enjoy playing golf, basketball, snowboarding, and listening to music.

I commit to being there every step of the way to make this process as easy as possible. I want you to focus on the joy of owning your new home and I will worry about the details. Our team of Real Estate professionals will be working along with us at each stage of your purchase.

As a member of The Laue Team, I know I can offer the best service possible to you with over seventy-five years of combined experience.  Our team of professionals makes sure there is always someone available to meet your needs.  I look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with you.

“Rick successfully managed the recent purchase of our home that included the additional challenge of relocating from out of state. He was patient, consistent, responsive, and reliable throughout the process. He is easy to work with, knowledgeable of the Portland metropolitan market, and experienced in purchasing/selling rural homes with larger property along with homes in neighborhood developments. It was a pleasure to work with Rick and I highly recommend him and the Laue team if you are considering buying or selling a property.”

— Scott and Christie

“Rick, we sincerely appreciate all you have done to make our house closing go smoothly. Your professional attention to every detail as we gained knowledge about the house helped us so much!”

— John and Sandy

“Excellent!!! We have now bought and sold with Rick Brainard. He went above and beyond both times. Our recent transaction ran into some pretty major and unfortunate surprises. Rick took the lead on getting the right people out to make the necessary repairs when we were too overwhelmed to figure out what to do. He also did lots of open houses and was always GREAT with communication.”

— JJ and Sarah

“We worked with Rick Brainard when purchasing our home! He was a pleasure to work with and he was always there to help with questions. We would definitely use him again and recommend him to family and friends!”

— Brian and Kelly

“It was truly a pleasure working with The Laue Team. They’ve been great! We really appreciate all of the attention and expertise. We are sure to recommend The Laue Team to anyone we know looking in the future.”

— Taylor and Kate

“I can’t say enough about the quality of service and value that I received in working with Rick Brainard and the entire Laue Team in the sale of my home in West Linn and the purchase of my new home in Lake Oswego. Rick’s knowledge of the market, his great demeanor and negotiations skills and his genuine desire to achieve his client’s goals make him the perfect choice whether your buying or selling. On the sale of my home; Rick and The Laue Team put together a great marketing plan. In terms of using of print and video media; the marketing materials they put together to sell my home were extremely effective and well surpassed the competition and my expectations. The bottom line is that my home sold within the first week of being on the market at a price that well exceeded the listing price. Moving from a Seller in a Seller’s market to a Buyer in a Seller’s market presented a whole new set of challenges and Rick worked hard on my behalf to find the perfect new home for me at what turned out to be a great price. At times when I got discouraged as a buyer in this market; Rick always reassured me that together we’d find the perfect home for me and in the end that’s exactly what happened. Whether you’re interested in selling or buying a home; in my opinion you couldn’t work with a better agent than Rick Brainard.”

— Jerry

“We could not be any happier. From the first phone call, to meeting Rick that first day, we knew we were in good hands. Rick and The Laue Team have gone above and beyond anything we could have expected or asked for.”

— John and Julie

“The Laue Team definitely exceeded our expectations. From day one our realtor, Rick Brainard, impressed us with his work ethic and commitment to finding us the right home. We were expecting a long process, but with our criteria in mind, Rick previewed many homes on our behalf and significantly reduced the amount of time we needed to spend. I appreciate his drive and enthusiasm and can definitely recommend the Laue team to anyone looking for a new home."

— Sean and Stacey

“Great experience. Rick was fantastic and we appreciated his approach. Rick did not put any pressure on us but guided us through the process as a trusted adviser. His recommendations and insights were appreciated. I would definitely recommend Rick to friends and family (even the in-laws)”

— Muneer and Rubina

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01/09/2021 - sbenson77

Bought a for approximately $375Khome in 2020 singleFamily in Sunnycrest, Newberg, OR 97132.

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"I had a great experience with the Laue Team, especially agent Nic. He was very patient with me as we looked at multiple homes. I seemed to find something wrong with almost everyone and Nic did not pressure me. When I finally found the one, he was quick to help me set myself up for winning the home I wanted. It's a very tough market currently and it really helps to have a team that knows what they are doing."

— sbenson77

10/13/2020 - doctorpdk

Sold ahome in 2020 in View Ridge, Seattle, WA.

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"Rick and his team were professional and very helpful.
They were available for any questions or concerns and took good care of us during this transaction."

— doctorpdk

09/18/2020 - user52129895

Sold a for approximately $425Khome in 2020 singleFamily in Ladd Hill, Wilsonville, OR 97070.

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"It was a pleasure working with Rick and their whole team. His guidance was professional, his ideas for prepping our home were helpful, and he was available for each step in the process of selling our home. I would definitely recommend Rick and The Laue Team."

— user52129895

06/23/2020 - Kurissa Sun

Bought a for approximately $300Khome in 2020 condo in Oak Grove, Portland, OR 97222.

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"When my husband and I began looking for homes this year, we connected with Nic at the Laue team. Nic and Mary were kind, responsive, and made every effort to ensure that we were taken care of.

From coordinating with our lender, scheduling inspections and the appraisal, and communicating with the seller's realtor and HOA, Nic was very attentive and proactive. We were very happy with the negotiations that were made as well as the end result.

Throughout the entire process we felt that communication from Nic and Mary was clear, timely, thorough, and professional; we felt that we knew where we were at in the process throughout. We happily recommend the Laue team to other home buyers."

— Kurissa Sun

06/23/2020 - william sun1240

Bought a for approximately $300Khome in 2020 condo in Oak Grove, Portland, OR 97222.

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"My Wife and I reached out to Nic to help us find a home this summer. Nic, and everyone else with the Laue team, were extremely kind and professional. They were able to help us find homes in our price range to tour.

Once we found the house that was right for us, Nic and the team were able to coordinate with our lender as well as schedule the inspection and appraisal. They did a fantastic job handling everything, including the negotiations as well. Nic managed to get us our home for less than list price with the seller covering much of the closing costs.

I would highly recommend working with Nic, or anyone with the Laue team. They were all extremely responsive to emails and phone calls and great at their jobs."

— william sun1240

05/13/2020 - careymona

Bought a for approximately $400Khome in 2020 singleFamily in Prineville Junction, Redmond, OR 97756.

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"Wow! Could anything have gone more smoothly! The professionalism, attention to detail and knowledge of the industry was so reassuring. Debi and Kevin took care of all the details from finding a lender, the home inspection to the final walk through and closing. The communication was superb! Buying a home is a big deal and requires trusting your agent!! They came through with flying colors!"

— careymona

05/11/2020 - Kathy Frydenlund

Bought a for approximately $550Khome in 2020 singleFamily in Ladd Hill, Wilsonville, OR 97070.

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"Rick was able to show us the house we wanted to see as soon as it was on the market! We fell in love with it and bought it ASAP!! Rick was able to take care of all the issues needed to get done! Thanks a bunch!!"

— Kathy Frydenlund

12/10/2019 - zuser20170712142245757

Bought a for approximately $400Khome in 2019 singleFamily in Ladd Hill, Wilsonville, OR 97070.

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"Working with the Laue team, particularly Mary Watts, was a fantastic experience. As a buyer's agent for a first-time homebuyer, Mary worked hard to ensure that I was getting a fair deal, listened and made thoughtful and affordable recommendations for properties based on what I was looking for, and patiently answered my multiple texts and emails at each stage of the process. My home-buying experience was far less stressful than I had anticipated, and knowing that Mary was in my corner was a tremendous help. I highly recommend the Laue team's services to anyone who is looking to purchase a home."

— zuser20170712142245757

11/15/2019 - bullock lizzy

Bought a for approximately $475Khome in 2019 singleFamily in Ladd Hill, Wilsonville, OR 97070.

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"My husband and I had a great experience working with the Laue team. Mary was the agent who represented us, and she was wonderful. My husband and I were purchasing our first home and she helped explain processes and details we didn't understand. She helped us find a perfect house for us, and weigh all the pros and cons of the properties we looked at. Mary advocated for us during the purchasing process and was always quick to respond with answers when we contacted her. We never felt left in the dark during any of the buying process. Not only was she a great real estate agent, she was kind, caring, thoughtful, hardworking, and knowledgable. We had a great experience! I would recommend Mary, and the Laue team to anyone who is seeking a real estate agent!"

— bullock lizzy

11/14/2019 - linda a haas

Sold a for approximately $450Khome in 2019 singleFamily in Stafford, Tualatin, OR 97062.

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"I have worked for 8 years with Debi Laue from Rick's office. I have done many, many real estate transactions in my life, but her depth of knowledge and experience far surpasses any realtor I've used in the past. She is creative in making a deal come together, knowledgeable about current trends both in buying and selling, and a great communicator. She is responsive, professional and so easy to work with. Her co-workers in the office are of the same caliber. I've had a chance to work with several people in her office who provide a variety of services, and they are all so good at what they do!"

— linda a haas

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